Please note that Beaverdyke reservoir is no more, it was drained by Yorkshire water. However, the club still has access to John O’Gaunts reservoir and stretch of the river Wharfe. More information on the club and how to apply to join will follow once details have been finalised.
This reservoir is run by the Yorkshire Anglers fishing club (which is run by my brother Phil Bamforth). Beaverdyke Reservoir is stocked predominately with rainbow trout up to 1.25lbs with small numbers of 3lb – 4lb fish to spice things up a little – occasionally these live long enough to reach double figures. Both myself and Bob do the majority of our still water fishing at Beaverdyke. It’s such an enjoyable place to fish that it’s probably the main reason why the content of this site is a bit thin in places, it’s too easy just to go for a day at Beaverdyke than visit somewhere far from home! The reservoir has huge hatches of buzzers and a decent mayfly hatch, it’s a great water to fish with a dry fly.
Access to the reservoirs is restricted to club members only, however memberships are available. Contact details for Phil can be found at the the Yorkshire Anglers website.
A full review of the fishing that can be enjoyed at Beaverdyke will be online soon.